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Police Reports: Barber shop burglary, two suspicious backyard incidents, more

These reports were pulled from police summaries provided by departments in our coverage area (Wilmette, Winnetka, Northfield, Kenilworth and Glencoe) during the week of Sunday-Saturday, May 17-29.


There were two incidents of Illinois Department of Employment Services — later referred to as IDES — fraud filed between May 21-28 in Wilmette.

May 26

• Tyshawn Owens, 25, of Country Club Hills, was arrested for felony burglary after he allegedly smashed the front door and stole the cash register from North Shore Barber Shop, 410 Linden Ave. Police said that officers responded to a report of breaking glass and observed Owens leaving the scene with the register. After a brief foot pursuit, he was arrested without further incident and transported to Skokie bond court.

• A witness told police he observed a subject, later identified as Calvin Thomas, 29, of Maywood, enter several vehicles around 8 a.m. in the 1000 block of Greenwood Avenue. Reportedly, after police detained him, they found proceeds from the burglaries on his person. He was arrested and subsequently charged with one felony count of burglary then transported to the Skokie courthouse for a bond hearing.

• A male subject in a royal blue Toyota with a loud muffler three separate times allegedly drove by a female dog-walker in a suspicious and inappropriate manner in the 1300 block of Chestnut Avenue. The offender was described as a white male, 30s, curly blonde shoulder-length hair with a ponytail or bun, wearing glasses and an orange shirt.

May 25

• A resident reported receiving an Illinois driver’s license in the mail that he did not apply for; however, the ID had all the resident’s information, but the photo, height, weight, eye color and signature did not match.

May 24

• A vehicle’s rear window was broken out in the 1700 block of Forest Avenue.

May 22

• A bike was reported stolen at Gillson Park, 1000 Lake Ave.


There was one incident of IDES fraud filed May 17 in Winnetka.

May 24

• The Meadow Road street sign, worth $50, was discovered stolen from its post.

May 16

• A victim’s personal information was used to open a Verizon account between March 27-May 16. The amount of loss is $309.


May 20

• A resident reportedly found a chicken drumstick wrapped in wire in their backyard in the 1700 block of Colonial Lane. The complainant asked the incident be documented.

May 19

• A resident reported seeing a male subject walking into their backyard, then quickly leaving after being spotted at 4:17 p.m. in the 800 block of North Happ Road.

The Record’s police reports are taken from police-activity summaries prepared by local police departments. Police Reports contain public information from preliminary reports and are not a complete listing of all police activity. All arrestees are innocent until proven guilty.


This article was developed using publicly available information, such as press releases, municipal records and social media posts.

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